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Whirl Lectionary

Connect kids with church life

Lectionary-centered Sunday school for children PreK–Grade 6.

Whirl

Scope and Sequence

Whirl is a three-year curriculum that follows the Revised Common Lectionary. It includes lesson materials for fall, winter, and spring quarters each year. During the summer Sundays, use the Director Guide for weekly Children’s Messages, Worship Bulletins, and a 45-minute Large Group Experience. See the scripture passage and lesson title for each Sunday by using the grid below, or by downloading the full Scope and Sequence summary (2.36MB PDF).

YEAR A–B
Fall
Winter
Spring
Summer

YEAR B–C
Fall
Winter
Spring
Summer

YEAR C–A
Fall
Winter
Spring
Summer


Pentecost
Lectionary 24
Taming of the Tongue
James 3:1—12

Pentecost
Lectionary 25
Jesus Welcomes Children
Mark 9:30—37

Pentecost
Lectionary 26
Pray for One Another
James 5:13—20

Pentecost
Lectionary 27
Jesus Blesses Children
Mark 10:2—16

Pentecost
Lectionary 28
A Camel through a Needle
Mark 10:17—31

Pentecost
Lectionary 29
James and John
Mark 10:35—45

Pentecost
Lectionary 30
Jesus Heals Bartimaeus
Mark 10:46—52

Pentecost
Lectionary 31
The First Commandment
Mark 12:28—34

Pentecost
Lectionary 32
The Widow's Offering
Mark 12:38—44

Pentecost
Lectionary 33
The Temple's Destruction
Mark 13:1—8

Pentecost
Christ the King
Pilate Accuses Jesus
John 18:33—37

How it works

Every Whirl lesson follows a four-part sequence: Welcome, Hear, Respond, and Launch (WHRL!). Each week, kids and leaders start their time together by identifying where they are in the church year and watching an animated video to set up the lesson. Next, they dive into the Whirl Story Bible or Whirl NRSV Bible together, respond to the scripture lesson with creative leaflet activities, and circle up to review the lesson and pray before being sent out. Printed lesson materials are sold in quarters, or you can access content for all lessons with a Sparkhouse Online subscription.

Whirl Lectionary Bibles

The core of the curriculum

Designed to get kids familiar with the seasons of the church.

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Sparkhouse Online

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Why choose Whirl Lectionary?

Bible-centered approach

Each Whirl lesson is centered on scripture, follows the Revised Common Lectionary, and was created by a group of developers from across our mainline denominational partners.

Characters kids can relate to

Animated characters model what it’s like for kids to go through the questions and challenges of living out their faith.

Age-appropriate resources

Lesson materials and videos are available for pre-kindergarteners through sixth graders—equally engaging younger and older kids.

Lectionary simplified

Through the use of color and icons, Whirl makes it easy for leaders and kids to follow the seasons of the church year.

Connects to the wider church

Whirl brings worship and Sunday school together for families, and provides ideas for kids to explore their church building and experience the life of the church.

Faith sent out

Learner leaflets double as take-home pieces with seven different ways families can put their faith into action throughout the week.

See samples or purchase Whirl Lectionary resources today.

 
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